By Elizabeth Lolarga
Ramon “Richie” Lerma is the director and chief curator of the Ateneo Art Gallery (AAG) at the Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. He used to teach at the university’s fine arts program. Today he is an adviser of Salcedo Auctions at Three Salcedo Place, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Celebrate the holidays in Salcedo Auctions-style with paintings, objets d’art, rare vintage wines and timepieces as the country’s first and only auction house announces its forthcoming Connoisseur Collection on Nov. 24, 2 p.m., at Three Salcedo Place, 121 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Mama Says MercyBy Mara Coson
For a 20-something-year-old, art appreciation can often feel like pure window-shopping, or to the more cynical, an exercise in snootiness. Galleries are beautiful shrines of artworks whose prices are more the taste of champagne-drinking 50-year-olds, and the image reproduced in the gallery brochure, website, someone’s camera often, becomes unintentionally more accessible to the rest of us (just like the wine at exhibit openings).
By Constantino C. Tejero
A story is told that, in 1989, New York wine merchant William Sokolin tried to sell a bottle of 1787 Château Margaux for $500,000. It was from the newly discovered caché of Old World wines believed to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson. Without any taker, the bottle Sokolin took to a dinner at the [...]